What Fizzlers
did in 2015

Accomplishments, breakthroughs and nonsense from honest to goodness small business builders.

1,246 Fizzlers came up
with a business idea.

1,506 Fizzlers made money
from their business idea.

356 Fizzlers quit their day jobs

"Yea, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday." Nope.

Congrats you guys!

787 Fizzlers hired someone

Let's be great bosses, you guys.

1,217 Fizzlers made products

532 of them were first-time products!

36,973 Forum Posts

Averaging 711 posts a week!

A few Fizzlers you liked often in the forums:

Ken Chiavone

Darlene Hildebrandt

Faith Watson

9,944 Private Messages Sent

(What are you guys talking about?)


1,042 Fizzlers Joined Mastermind Groups

A small group of like-minded friends can be the most important feature of your business. More on masterminds »

594 Images Uploaded to the Forums

Including these doozies:

You guys share the greatest stuff :)

Fizzlers live in 96 countries

Including one Fizzler in Pape’ete, French Polynesia

(Hi Jerome!)

111 Fizzlers got married this year

662 Fizzlers travelled to a country they had never before visited

200 Fizzlers had a child this year

713,700 Podcast Downloads

Holy crap we love you guys!

57

new podcast episodes (haven't missed a single week!)

1

hit impromptu song

(Just click play, srsly.)

191

cusses beeped (we average 3 beeps per show)


The most popular episodes:


Fizzlers' Favorite Podcast Moments (in their own words)

Chase dub step soul record.

Zee , or zed as the Canadians say it

woj bomb/pause block/corb bomb

Tall cotton

I give it 47 out of a possible 88 alligators.

I have too many favorite moments.

How could I pick just one favorite? The show is a torrent of mirth-wrapped wisdom; I would miss too much to single out just one thing.

I listen to the podcast and really get a kick out of the pre-content banter!! Hilarious!!

The Football Song

Any joke from Barrett and the incredulation (is that a word?!) from the rest of the team

What's the Fizzle Show?...lol I give that joke 43 crocodiles out of 99 crocodiles...

Do I have to pick one? :(

Make something for someone's butthole

No favourite moment. But in general it's entertaining and makes us laugh

Barrett's jokes. Always slightly off color and it takes the rest of you a delayed second to react.

Just like when you guys have fun during the show

Heyfuckers@fizzle.co

My favorite is still "shitting in the tall cotton"

I loved having the gang do an episode specifically looking at my business and delving into the problems I was having! I think it is a great idea to do this occasionally on the show!

The football song from the podcast. I can't get it out of my head!

just anything Chase says

Rich tips

The team trying to imitate Chase when he was on vacation with his wife. A very funny #Fail.

intro

*On episode 8 of the Fizzle show, Chase says something about the gym and how boys compare and I think Caleb says something like "yeah, 'cause that's what's important" xD

The funny pic of the crew

Too many.

Having taken the time to sign up for an Apple Id just so that I could leave a review of the Fizzle Show in iTunes, it was wonderful to hear Chase read it out on air.

chase's football song

Pause block

Out of a possible 47 alligators...

Just love it when Barret goes off on one of his rants, last one was on episode 140. It was ace

Too many. Probably Barrett pretending to be Chase

butt jokes

ALL. OF. THEM. Honestly, not one in specific but love the corny jokes that fall flat and the voices.

the pause

Moby

Ummmm, nope ... You are all outstanding! The show is great!

Djibouti

Crowder. Rhymes with chowder.

Comcast... definitely.

no. your jokes are fucking annoying and lame.

Djibouti.

Only listened to it once so far....

The Filibuster!

Tips

Hmm...it's hard to pick. I love that you always make me laugh out loud and feel good when I listen to the podcast.

Jabuti

I'm not sure if it was intentional, but I love the fact that Barrett has become like the little brother of the group and you all pick on him in a loving way, except for Steph because she's

like 'the new friend' of the family, who is happy she isn't being picked on, but doesn't want to pick on Barrett too much because then she might get picked on by the older brothers... joke

Podcast on subscriber trying to get ramen profitable in 3 month whilst doing that myself at the same time

I love all the introductions!

hmmm.... how about anything Chase says...? He's funny!! ;)

Chase's voices.

Schmeagle it! Find their Precious!

Can't think of one in particular but I enjoy the entertainment, information and energy mixup!

Too many

So block, dad jokes, we-wease the weaves! hahaha!

Not specifically but I like the hair pulling between Chase and Corbett :)

Chase explaining the deeper meaning behind his voices to mean how he gets into their head to think like a different person

Just love when Chase exaggerates "Welcome to the Fizzle Showwwwwww" haha

Anything about an alligator works for me!

Djbuti!

Chase...Chase is my favorite moment, always

Moby was kind of a Dick.

My first Fizzle meetup!

I always enjoy how much I suspect Chase is like my husband. Because I love thinking there is a single female out there who knows what it's like to be married to one of him!

Soft tips, hard tips, hot tips

Barrett always being the Debbie downer cracks me up

Is it Djibouti?

Brooks Bomb

We'll see you on another time!

Nope no inside joke, but the accents that you guys do are great.

Alligators!

Do you have a favorite moment or inside joke from The Fizzle Show? (It's ok to skip if you don't have one.)

Chase's football song.

when Chase talks in Defining Your Audience about "doing your thing to their thing"

The swearing. Whenever it happens.

Is it Djibouti?

I've had two glasses of wine and now I can't remember my favorite moment! Damn brain isn't working now.

I like when Chase says "So there. you. have it."

Alligators!

Fizzle's biggest inside joke is Chase Reeves! Love his sense of humour, makes every video super fun to watch!

What's the capital of Djibouti? Djibouti.

When Barrett pulls a dad joke & it blew Chase's mind. (i.e. Companies like Patagonia tell us to "take a hike," but in a nice way).

heyfuckers@fizzle.co

Anytime Barrett loses his shit.

Too many to name!

anything about gluten free crackers

Djibouti

Any attempt at a Scottish impersonation.

No one moment in particular, just the lightbulb moment that hits me in nearly every one of your podcast episodes - thank you!

the bit where Chase says that Apple have finally been able to make an entrepreneur from a single piece of aluminium

too many to remember

Making Barrett sigh is pretty much the best. Keep doing that :)

Everything Chase says when listened to out of context :-P

A little ...how's your father

All Chase's voices, when Corbett loses it over said voices, and when Barrett gets angry at the topic at hand.

Whenever chase does impressions of motivational speakers

show FS126 - I noticed Barrett stated talks about graffiti...... in a possible Singapore Market.... made me giggle cause thats like one of the biggest No No's there is.

Old school -- I'm a "hey guys!" fan, but I haven't heard you do it in a while. Love the addition of a non-guy (Hey, Steph!)

Alligators...

Out of a possible 37 alligators, I give it 99 alligators.

Anything you guys say is funny.

Chase is my favorite inside joke aka nothing comes to mind

Any time Chase starts singing and stops listening to anyone else on the show.

Djbuti - mainly because I have my 3 year old saying it.

tony robbins

About the possible Xx alligators..etc ;)

You guys are funny. I can't recall a moment though. Great podcast

Oh man, so many! First that come to mind are, I love Chase's howl of Shoooow in the intro, and I quite enjoy it when Barrett gets annoyed or pissed off ;-)

Fiona

It's all good/funny. Love it but the alligator thing sticks in my head. Totally useless but fun.

Loopy goofy guy song

Transformers doing it

Preach!

All the bombs...pause blocks...and basically everything (dirty) that Chase joked about in the episode when he returned from Europe. I literally said to myself...Welcome back CHASE!.

Welcome Steph! My favorite moment was Steph joining the team, for sure. Second favorite? When Corbett brought those golden plates back to decode the roadmap.

Fizzle made me rethink the way I charge for work. I was being too generous before. I realized that taking a gig means relinquishing my ability to take on other opportunities. That risk should

be reflected in my billing in order to stay "ramen profitable".

Oh my god... too many to list, but the moment where I laughed out loud most uncontrollably? Probably Chase's impromptu "funk" song (wish I could remember the episode).

BUSS in the mindset course was really great

Football song.

Chase! Don't go on vacation again, the intros aren't the same! (sorry guys!!)

The fact that Chase has inspired more silliness in the others and that the others have inspired more focus on Chase. Good balance! :D

Too many, although I'm currently loving when Barrett rants about subjects he actually secretly loves. And of course 47 alligators

Barrett Brooks - the bear with the books!

Taking the piss out of chase for liking the goo goo dolls

Chase created a song in one episode and he did replay the song at the end of the episode. I cant remember which episode it was.

I absolutely adore Steph!

MOBY DICK!

I like the term Fizzler.

Anytime Barrett gets in on the jokes or singing

Don't fuck up the steak. Fizzle show #1.

CHASE

too many to count.

I just like the way you guys interact!

All the blocks

Once Chase railed against stamps.com and I thought it was hilarious. I don't know why really, but it stayed me.

Corb bomb

Asana

Recently, someone posited the notion that "There is no 'there.'" That rocked my world!

You know what I mean? And rice crackers.

Meat up.

Too many to pick one :-)

I enjoyed so many but I remember getting so much clarity from Episode 137. It was advice that really applied to me - especially figuring out what I had to be making freelancing to pay the

bills. Now I know that, have reached it and feel less guilty focusing on other ideas and goals. Also at some point, Barret talked about learning things as you need them (he described it much better than that) and it helped turn off my OBSESSION with listening to so many podcasts and buying every course and downloading every e-book and reading every blog I could find. I've had a lot more time on my hands.

pause block

It seems weird to call this a "favorite"...but I was so moved by how you honored your dear friend and colleague, Scott Dinsmore. It highlights one of the things I value most about Fizzle:

you make room for real life. This isn't just all about business. Do you know that saying: "We are spiritual beings having a human experience?" The Fizzle community exemplifies a twist: "We are spiritual beings having a business experience." Thanks for making room for the fullness of life and how that gets expressed through our work.

Too many. I can always count on at least one "lol" while listening each week.

Pretty much whenever Chase belts into a new voice.

When Corbett said "Peace out Girl Scout"

Whenever Chase does a character.

I loved the one about Smegoling it!!

Shitting in tall cotton

Sweeetzerland. (It's obscure, I know.)

Episode 140 was just a fave of mine. Very helpful.

Clarity of purpose, baby! Got to find it.

I'm a new member so I haven't participated in any yet, though I'd like to in future.

Out of 37 possible alligators...

Can't remember which episode, but when Barrett was cooking a roast during the podcast, don't know why I thought it was so funny, but what followed for few minutes afterwards was pretty funny

I love it when Barrett gets angry

Corn Bombs ( not a fan of the bell though)

Hearing Chase do the opener each time.

Woj-bomb (or any bomb), aligators, tall grass,

Hotline bling dad dance made me LMAO. And most times when Chase is being a nutter.

I love the many voices of Chase.

Barrett bombing!!

The singing of 'True Color's on FS 140 is the most recent.

Hey Guys

Smeagoling/"my family! They don't respect my work!"

Launch of the Roadmap

What is my definitiin of success, be original and know what that is.

When the road map went live. That was one of my best days

Dubstep sounds like transformers doing it! And Chase's football song!

...not really, but Chases welcomes has gotten so much better over the last year ;)

So block

No particular moment - but I love the addition of Barrett to the team. He's good stuff.

Barret and all the Dad Jokes

Also, this happened:

(thank you!)

502

videos hosted at Wistia

25,175

plays of the sales video

162,139 training video plays

Where you are on The Roadmap

912 Fizzlers in Phase 1

1,153 Fizzlers in Phase 2

250 Fizzlers in Phase 3

The Roadmap is a godsend as it breaks steps down into bite sized chunks. This has allowed me to make slow steady progress despite my other demands.”

“I'm going through the roadmap step-by-step, knowing that I'm doing exactly what I need to be doing at this stage. It's all laid out so clearly. It helps me save my energy for making the important decisions for my business instead of worrying what to do next.”

More About The Roadmap

What you accomplished this year

(in your own words)

Through the clarity gained by the fizzle roadmap, I pivoted my business to something I could QUICKLY start making money doing (teaching live workshops to dads who didn’t grow up learning how-to stuff from their dads—so they can now teach that stuff to their kids!).

I’m saving the other part of my business (thought-leader archetype stuff, which I had originally started with) for later, when I have more ability to build that without needing immediate income from it. Thank you so much for teaching me how to do this!

Reached 10K goal for 2 consecutive months (Oct & Nov). Completed a 6K project in less than 4 weeks (record)

0-1200 on my list. Created first course. Won a coaching scholarship. Learned a ton

1 million dollars!

1- I finally narrowed down on 2 ideas and started my 2 websites. I had taken a lot of trainings but didn’t start. This year I took action, I narrowed down my ideas, got the domain names, started posting and promoting. 2 - I actively thought about what audience I want to serve and looked around to see if someone is making a lot of money with similar audience. Luckily I found many people(eofire, ramit sethi etc) making 7 figures. I figured, I can make definitely make atleast 6 figures as I have something very unique. This propelled me to move forward.”

2nd year of just under 100K in revenue. Taking steps to double my business in 2016.

About 200 Coaching Sessions with students. I feel less intimidated by the people I help. Even when they ask me stuff I do not know yet.

This gave me the confidence to make the next step. Building an online course to address the most common and mutual problems many students share while writing their final thesis.”

Accomplished failing at creating a content repurposing business. & learned a couple things NOT to do in starting my next business. :)

After 10 months of talking with service clients, I think I have a great product that I have already started working on.

ALMOST finished a book, ALMOST finished an email course :(

basically completely transitioned from practicing law to running my blog + podcast business. Grew email list from 5800 at beginning of the year to 27,000 at the end. Presold a new course with $14,000 in revenue.

Been to Australia twice. I get most of my business ideas on airplanes

Being able to freelance full-time! But I still want to have my own business, which I’d like even more.

Bought a new house and moved to the other side of the Netherlands (it’s not that big :). Financed by my current gig. Working hard on getting closer to my “meaning-of-life” gig.

Built a six-figure business for the first time.

Came up with a new business idea that I’m super excited about

Changed mindset from “No businessy stuff for me!” … No with a capital “N”, to thinking my own business is the best choice

Clarity. Finally.

Co-created & published a step-by-step guide to help people quickly put up an effective one-page website.

Completed many hours of research on a niche and put a solid foundation under my new business

Confidence to put myself out there with my knowlegde

Confidential. For your eyes only. I accomplished caregiving. I had to put my business on hold as there are three family members with very serious illnesses and I still work full-time at a position I love. All three have been in and out of the hospital and my mom has been in for the last two weeks. Moving to a rehab center this weekend. All this while I’m exploding with amazing ideas I can’t implement…

Connected with a couple of online communities to support me being accountable, in action, and authentic.

Created a new brand (www.viridianmicro.com)

Created a physical version of an eBook product x 2 (which was quite an undertaking)

Created my first product (unrelated to my blog topic) by participating in the Small Product Lab challenge, which gave me an idea for a service business I’m working on right now.

Decided to start a business

Defined my target market and built service offerings for that market.

Did Ship it challenge, launched a real estate farming program with the help/encouragement of the roadmap.

Did tons of customer development interviews. Met some hugely influential bloggers in my niche because of it. Have an amazing content marketing plan because of it.

Doubled my income.

Earned $10,000 with my side business

Exceeded revenue goal for first 6 months of the business. Quit CMO job and run a growth agency.

Finally got of my arse and joined Fizzle!

Finished writing my novel! Launched one website, revised another, and came up with products for my service business. Onboarded several new clients, graciously parted ways with a less-than-ideal one.

first ever affiliate revenue, spoke at a major conference, first freelance gig,

Focused on owning todoist, Evernote, fb biz manager, kit, automate ads,

Follow all the crazy steps of the JSI Challenge and it worked!! I am now growing a small email list for the workshops I give and have a great plan for 2016.

Formed a local meet up group through Fizzle (London Fizzlers) and met loads of great likeminded people with whom I’m now planning businesses, sharing masterminds and generally having fun! We now meet every month, share our successes and failures, arrange inspiring and informative talk and help each other to get shit done!

Found a pain point.. validating it with potential customers.

From 0 to 150 paid subscribers in 6 months

Gained a greater understanding of myself and motivations for starting a business

Gained a lot of clarity.

Gained a lot of clarity. Got divorced!

Getting back into the game after a year of dealing with breast cancer.

getting rid of people holding me back

Got a lot of great guest posts and met a ton of other bloggers

Got my first paid consulting gig and I’m about to launch a very ambitious social enterprise launching 50 start ups for young fathers

Got my teacher certification. A 6 year process for me.

Got out of a bad job. Finally got into consulting, which I’ve wanted to do for a while. Starting my own blog relating to what I consult on. Started my own wearables company. Getting offers to manage my own department, which I’ve always wanted to do. I have a lot of choices, time to pick a direction.

Got out of my introverted bubble and met some entrepreneurs at WDS and local Fizzle meet-ups. Got so much needed clarity on my business and the process to follow to achieve my goals.

Got rid of a bad business partner and started on my own

Grew my facebook business page for one of my businesses from under 1,000 to over 3,200 in a year just by sharing pictures and quotes!

Had a $100,000 product launch.

have a cool business idea

I accomplished the goal of being able to switch to a 4-day work week in my day job so I can have that extra day to focus on speeding up my transition to full independence.

I accomplished the resolution that without focus, you won’t succeed…and that is my word for 2016 :)

I actually made my living as a freelance filmmaker!

I actually took a job, since I was in high school I have been self employed and taking a very simple job taught me just how different life is when you work for someone. I was able to change my perspective and relate to people better

I am a maternity wear designer, and just last week I was asked to have my designs stocked in a boutique in one of the main shopping streets in Sydney Australia. My first stockist, EVER, my first window display, EVER

I am establishing myself as an authority offline in my field. Need to do the same online

I am in the process of launching my new product and podcast at the same time. I already had my first interview which went well. Some things That happened: doubled my twitter following, grew FB following, doubled my email list, made a pretty and new website on my own. No financial growth but striving to get there. ;)

I began teaching online 7 months ago and now have a thriving business.

I bought a domain name.

I bought an apartment in the sun (summer retreat) and successfully worked remotely for 5 weeks away from home

I builder a local network

I built a web app focused on a small audience, and now I am looking for more customers in hopes of building a Software-as-a-Service product.

I came up with a killer product called Road to College Bowling. It’s an online course that tells high school bowlers everything they need to know to get into a bowling college of their dreams.

I created a 5 figure per month web design business in 2.5 months and left my day job.

I created a strategic decision matrix and a plan for launching a couple of awesome things next year!

I created and shared a (hopefully) inspiring messahe on a yellow sticky note every.single.day. (www.bigyellowsticky.com)

I created my first product, a course - which I’ll launch in January - but setting up and integrating the payment system to work seamlessly was just as big an achievement. It means other products can follow easily.

I decided to try and be a freakin’ entrepreneur. What?! For me that’s huge.

I did a meetup of Digital Nomads for a year and collect 1000 people in the group. I create facebook groups with 400 people and also new blog with products.

I did three significant consulting gigs, switched to a regular job that allows me more time to work on creating my own ventures and now I have time and space to do a more crafty venture I’ve always wanted to do.

I discovered my platform and made my business a priority.

I failed a lot. I learned more than I ever imagined possible in 12 months time. I joined Fizzle after 6 months of listening to the podcast. I basically feel like I got a MBA.

I failed at something. I also feel like I’ve shed some of my overwhelm and studied so much that when I can finally DEFINE what the heck I want my business to be, I’m gonna kill it. My goals now are to finish more courses and jump into the forum (I have to give most of the 25Gs I’m allowed each month to my freelance business). Hoping 2016 brings me REAL high-speed internet.

I feel like I’ve graduated from “newbie” entrepreneur to “minor league”. I hope to be playing in the major leagues within 6 months.

I fell off the horse . . but got back on again!

I figured out that my words have value…and people are watching.

I figured out that, even though I initially wanted to go full time with my thing as quickly as possible, I really don’t need or want to go full time with it because I’m in a good place at work, and if it takes 5 years before it would become viable, then that’s fine with me. That’s a big accomplishment to realize that I’m okay with it taking 5 years, for me at least.

I finally got started :), took the plunge, believed in myself and took lots of action. I am a paid up Fizzle charter member but have not moved forward until now (for good and genuine personal reasons) so am looking forward to 2016 beung my year!

I finally put together and ran the big group program I’ve been thinking about for exactly a year, and it was a big hit!

I finally started my business, something I have been thinking about and wanting to do for such a long time. And it is thanks to you, the Fizzle team, for providing the wisdom, guidance and concrete steps that I can follow through your courses and especially the roadmap - thank you so so much!! I’ve still got a long way to go, but I have actually taken action and am slowly making progress. I have set up a basic website, released my first product, made some sales and am continuing to build a mailing list of people who are interested in what I’m doing. And now, as we head into 2016, I’m looking forward to continuing to learn, to improve and to grow my business.

I finally started publishing articles that are aimed at helping people. It’s not much yet, but there is a seed there I intend to grow.

I finished my Ph.D after long struggle :)

I fixed my partner’s website woes. The contractor she paid couldn’t keep it accessible.

I flushed out the idea for my blog. It took forever but I did it

I formed the idea for an online business, did a soft launch of the site, and almost have the first product ready for the “real” launch. And I did this while having my first child, moving across the country, losing a parent, taking a major certification exam in my field, and starting a new job. The site has come along slower than I’d like, but I’m proud of where it is, and am super excited for the real launch.

I found Fizzle via a new friend!

I fully realized that getting smart about Fizzlestuff has made me that much more valuable in the corporate world. That makes my day job more tolerable (and rewarding). Oh! And there’s that topic thaing. One chose me.

I got married!

I got my first negative comment and trolled for the first time. My message is getting somewhere!

I got promoted at work. This actually gave me more freedom to expand on business ideas. I thought 2015 year was the year of independence but it seems like 2016 will be. More freedom at work allows me the income to to work on my ideas after work. :)

I got ripped. Moobs are gone. Yay

I got three freelance clients and made my first $1000. I’m also making a profit.

I got trained in a coaching technique, I bought a domain, I rejoined Fizzle

I had a goal in 2015 to finally jump into the Kickstarter water, and managed to finally launch (in November) and meet my goal :) I set the goal at a modest $500, but it was still a rollercoaster of emotions going through the processes, and I was so happy about the result. Just about to fulfil final orders next week! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1154078714/ideas-by-you-drawn-by-me-a-2016-cow-texas-calendar/description

I hand picked a few awesome Atlanta based Fizzlers and started a mastermind group that meets weekly via Skype and quarterly in Atlanta for an in person “team work on our business” all day session. Following the Fizzle road map, each member has niched down and refocused their existing business and started new projects.

I have accomplished this year clarity of who I am and what to do with my life.

I have launched a number of websites, the one I blog in, hasn’t succeeded yet, I expect to put at least a year or two before I get the results I want, however I did launch other websites in which I offer my services. I went from sole freelancer to a design studio owner with 10 employees, and it’s going well

I have learnt more in the last six months than I have in the last six years. I built a website, I think I understand what makes a good blog, I have a decent understanding of internet marketing and I have become more of an expert in the subject of my business. I have developed a belief that I can freakin’ do this!

I have motivated myself to go out on my own

I haven’t accomplished anything huge this year, but next year I want to have launched my website, developed epic content, most of which I’ll be giving for free, and developing a product or two based on what my readers or customers want to see in a product in overcoming fear, creating new connections or in dating.

I joined Fizzle this year and am working through the courses…the thing is I don’t want to give up my day job as I’m self employed and enjoy what I do…I just want to add to what I do. Thanks for everything that you guys have done so far…long live the Fizzle.

I joined Fizzle, a huge step to keeping me focused, and I got half of my book draft written during NaNoWriMo. (Hopefully finish during xmas break.)

I joined fizzle.

I just finished the financial projections and business plan for a new business. Now I just have to get it funded. If everything goes well this will be a huge step for me. Excited!

I kept blogging every week even though I didn’t have an audience, and now I have a lot of quality content that I can use for a variety of purposes.

I kind of skipped the road map but want to get back to it. :) I’m sure we missed some important stuff…our ball was rolling too fast when I signed up and couldn’t give the time…lots of irons in the fire…looking forward to getting back to listening to you all!

I landed a contract that allowed me to quit my day job and go all in on starting my own shop.

I launched a couple of products. Most of them failures, but pretty proud of getting this far even if I’m literally falling over myself to get there.

I launched a site and then decided to take it down, what I learned from you guys is to keep going, this is part of the process

I launched my first website, but I also got a ton of clarity on my goals and what really mattered to me. Which helped me realize that maybe my first website wasn’t the right thing. So I got to my first pivot too! Still working on that part… ;)

I learned all i needed to know about content marketing

I learned that it is possible to not have to work for “the man”. I’m about to launch a Productized service. It all started with hearing the word “Affiliate” by someone who was interviewing me for a job one year ago. Then I Googled “affiliate”, found Pat Flynn, wrote down every idea I had, started on about 6 of them, focused, found Fizzle, joined a Mastermind because of Fizzle, refocused, and now have a Beta for my service. So yeah, a big year for this guy.

I love you guys!! You really keep me going when I am feeling defeated. I think just sticking with the process of building something has been my biggest accomplishment so far. Once I launch the website, I will be even more impressed with myself :) and even more thankful for you all.

I made at least a dollar online.

I made the decision to go back to work while I am figuring out what kind of business I’d like to start and how I am going to do it

I monetized a website that I’ve been running as a passion project– I never expected to make money from it but it now is making money without compromising the content.

I moved beyond the proof of concept stage and believe that I can make a living out of my passion.

I moved my family to another state (geographically, not metaphysically).

I moved to London with my Wife, got qualified in a series of exams in finance (I’m an IT guy), Found out I’m going to have a baby in June, started the Fizzle Roadmap properly to start thinking about all the different business idea’s I come up with like every 5 minutes and started listening to the fizzle show in ernest. New Big Fan. Looking forward to it

I participated in a Fizzle Friday and hosted 2 Fizzle meetups.

I passed my first (of seven) architectural registration exam. This brings me one step closer to becoming a registered architect.

I published five coloring books for grown ups

I published my blog, did some consulting… but then got scared, bogged down by naysayers, self-doubt, life/being a mama.

I published my first EBook: I have completed my first online course, yet to be released

I pulled myself out of the cesspool of self doubt. It was TOUGH. But I believe in my voice. Now, to figure out how to be heard :)

I put an end to a trend of unsustainable things, both business & personal.

I quit my day job which was the culmination of 20 years in corporate jobs. I sold my house and moved to Kauai, HI for five months to focus on my own health and reconnecting with nature while also starting school to become a certified health coach.

I quit my job

I quit my job, started working for myself and discovered Fizzle. I have good days and bad days and your videos and tutorials always turn a bad day into a good one. They give quick ideas on how to try something new to turn things around.

I really got a lot more clarity about my niche and the direction that I want to take my business

I really hope to create a free Ebook, then a course to sell!

I really want to devote more time to my online business ideas and learning inside Fizzle. I don’t think I achieved enough to warrant it as an “accomplishment”

I reigned in all my existing products/flash in the pans/etc. I chopped away alot of stuff bogging me down. I’m re-evaluating my whole business from the ground up. The last few months have been to finish up obligations I have under my old product scheme that required an hourly output. I’m preparing to build my first real product that doesn’t require my hourly work to build an income. I’m starting at the beginning of the roadmap as if I have nothing and working from there. I would not have taken these steps to reevaluate without your awesome products.

I released a Christmas album! (http://xmas.emilyannpeterson.com)

I sold my first 4 figure product which opened the door to more opportunities.

I solidified my business idea, and I’m on the cusp of hitting the ‘publish’ button on my WP site! :-D

I split with my business partner and took over the company. Pursuing my vision and values for the first time with no one else but myself (and my wife) to answer to. I was getting solid advice from business mentors to make a change, and did so. It’s proved to be the right decision on a daily basis.

I started a business with my boyfriend, quit my job, moved, got engaged and got married all in the same year… And right now honeymooning in Kauai!!

I started a coaching group with 16 people who want to grow in 2016.

I started a Mastermind Group… (that went for about 4 months and then failed, but I learned some things along the way). I began working on my website… next phase is to launch! We held our first “Think Tank” event (which was a smashing success!).

I started become more comfortable in my network, and growing it. Clients are now calling me Mr. D

I started making actual money in the thousands from my business, which I once thought would be impossible.

I started making real money from home. I’ve always worked in a hospital or gone on the road as a speaker. Even better, I made money from home about 5 different ways.

I started up a weekly blog and got 1 comment so far to one of my blog posts. That meant something to me.

I stopped my 60+ job to start working part time in a much less stressful environment as well as going forward with my passion

I took a step back from my business to really gain some clarity about how I want to show up in the world. My main accomplishment is that I am not giving up.

I took important steps toward establishing my own business and found a really cool and helpful community to join that is helping me get there. Thanks Fizzle!

I travelled Europe to India and back then lives in London for 6 months. No plan after January.

I travelled the world to see my business partners in person and switched from email-only relationship to a real one. This pushed my business like nothing ever before.

I travelled to Benin to meet two Shea butter producing women’s groups and since then I have been working hard at getting my business up and running and I’ve hit several small milestones that I put up for my self so I am moving in the right direction

I used Fizzle to learn how a great membership site works, and then built one for women entrepreneurs. I have stayed a member because I got such great advice, ideas, and tools to help me build my business.

I want to launch a coaching business and a podcast.

I want to launch the Northern Soace Consortium

I want to prove my wife, family and friends that I can make a living as freelance photographer.

I was able to create a following using a new social platform called Blab. It has allowed me to connect with social media moguls I would have never been able to if I was using only Twitter and Facebook to attempt to connect with them. Not only did we connect, we are now working on projects together and “talk” daily on Facebook messenger.

I was able to create floral designs for an event and a wedding!

I was appointed as the Director of Technology on a Board of Directors, and they think I’m doing a fabulous job, I am very proud of this

I was diagnosed with cancer and had chemotherapy and joined fizzle in yhe very same year. Though lying in a hospital bed I couldn’t do the practical work I started out on the planning of my business ideas and doing fizzle courses.

I was just really happy that my business is now ‘legit’ (registered, filing taxes, etc)

I wasn’t very productive on the business front. A little growth on my practice, but I’ve been a Sahm during the week (it’s more work than I thought it would be).

I went from no idea to idea to launch a website, began to build a list and create a strong social media presence on the back of regular blog posts and now have the infrastructure in place to launch a course in the next two months

I wish there was

I wrote a book about my journey over the last ten years, from clueless to working in Azerbaijan ffo a month. I use it as an elaborate business card.

I wrote a book! And then I wrote another one!

I’m in the middle of launching LifeLong EverPurr (to create purrlicious relationships between felines and their families

I’m in the process of starting a non-profit organization to help veterans with PTSD using hypnosis. In 2017 I am riding the entire country on my Harley for a year to work with vets for free.

I’m making enough money to support myself and my family (yay!), but working too many hours in the process. Looking to redirect to get my work-life balance back in check.

I’m really glad I’m diving deep into my idea. It is still on phase 2 of the roadmap, however I’m already planning a product.

I’m starting a blog that matters!

I’m still working on building my audience and starting my product but my website is up and running with a free opt in giveaway

I’ve accomplished some mental breakthroughs which has made a huge difference in my perspective and outlook going forward

I’ve cut out a lot of the distractions and time-wasters (electronic and human) so I can devote more headspace to my dream of becoming a blogger and educator.

I’ve done lots of research and created a few partial excel solutions that I think will be helpful. I feel like I’m circling around the right fit and right solution for the right audience but I’m still trying to find my niche. The biggest accomplishment is that I haven’t given up yet.

I’ve gotten much more focused.

I’ve launched a new site and creating my first product. Very close to making my first $1 which is f*cking amazing!

Ideas but no action. Working on market validation.

In addition to my two new companies, I also finally made time to do a few DJ gigs that I haven’t had time or freedom to do for a long time. I had a great time sharing music I love with others.

In business, I sold 50 books! :) I won a Small Product Lab! <3 I turn my blog into a bilingual one! I started building my english audience. I started to serve my audience and think more often about them! I paid my first month in Fizzle :3 I was able to take vacations to focus on content creation to next year! :D Officially publishing until January 11th!

Increased my understanding of two areas of business I’d like to pursue

Instead of searching for a job after being laid off, I decided to confront my fear and take the leap into entrepreneurship even though I didn’t have a clue what I would start.

Interactive installation at Art Basel in Switzerland

It has been the most fucked up year of my life, not productive in any way you are looking for.

It took me months, but my business idea finally formed out of all the little things I’ve been pulling together and learning. I couldn’t have done it without Fizzle and all the tools and courses available– it really helped me hammer down my idea into something that will work!

It’s my first full year being completely self-employed and I made more money than my day job last year. I did this whilst planning a wedding and being pretty sick, so looking forward to next year when hopefully I can smash it!

Joined Fizzle after binge listening to earlier podcasts. Finally figured out the positioning for my first-ever product (course). Tested first iteration of course in pdf form with a few clients (thanks to your advice) and am in process of revising for sale in 2016. Figured out my new brand and soft-launched my new web site.

joined fizzle. hope to get clarity and support

Just genuine insight into how the core pieces fit together and move. I feel like I have a far more realistic understanding of what it means to start/run a business. One thing is clear, though: it’s not a question of “if” I will fully engage that understanding, but a question of how and when.

Just joined Fizzle and trying to focus on Fizzle as my (only) source of information, as taking in the info on online marketing and entrepreneurship from all different available sources makes my head spin (and distracts me from getting work done)

just kept on keeping on with keeping the dream alive that I will be able to support myself with my website idea.

Just lots of little stuff. But it does accumulate. 2016 is going to be awesome

Launched a maid service in another city. Failed, somewhat, but I learned a lot.

Launched an email course for photographers. Made $3400 in one month then it was bought by a photo company in San Francisco.

Launched an online course and also ran workshops in 3 cities in other states. Pretty chuffed that myself and my business partner just went for it and made it happen.

Launched another virtual program (SuccessFULL Practice) and helped my participants get some fabulous results. And, I blew past my revenue goals, so that was fun!

launched blog! published book! learned so much.

Launched my audience building idea and planned MVP

Launched my freelancing business as a content manager and copywriter!

Launched my podcast, was named by itunes (Australia) as one of the best new shows of 2015. Reached 500,000 downloads after 6 months. Also launched workshops around the country.

Launched newsletter. Published in some magazines. Started a business with a partner then decided I needed to go it on my own, broke up partnership, relaunched

Launched on Etsy as a hobby business/project. At times got too busy to cope alongside day job. Big thumbs up!!

Launched website

Launched website

Launching a magazine asca sole proprieter is the most ambitious idea/project I’ve ever taken on, and I’m incredibly proud of it even though I haven’t reached my freedom number yet.

Learned about and launched an online course

Learned that I kick ass a writer.

learned to let go when things don’t go well and not get too caught up in it when things do

Leaving my corporate job after 2 years of telling myself “I’ll do it next month”

Listened to podcasts #1 to #79 while driving around outback Queensland doing my day job. You guys are hilarious, insightful and have actually made the ridiculous travel schedule, enjoyable. As an aside I launched my site in September. Cheers!

Lot’s of work in the summer to prepare for the holidays. So many personalized emails to editors and publications and the hard work is paying off. Starting the week of Thanksgiving Mess Hall Cocktail Co. went from 0-5 orders a week to over 100 orders per week. It will be interesting to see what happens after the holidays but it feels like a big shift.

Made 10k+ with my first paid product. Using $0+ Pay What You Want prizing. Blew my mind. Thank you Fizzle, thank you Gumroad, thank you everyone who contributed!!!

Made more $ than I thought I woul, raised my prices and got super excited about my creativity spurts

Messed around a lot and finally getting some focus. I think.

moved across the country and started a new life.

Must…complete. ..road…map

My business made significantly more than I make at my day job. Huge win.

My sales in my existing business went up 12%

My wife and I figured out how to work together on our business that utilizes our strengths and talents

Negocios locales

New podcast, webinar, tutorials videos and general badassery.

Niche/Afrikaans business podcast

Niched down my focus

Not managed to finish the roadmap however picking up confidence through stories on fizzle without being in a mastermind to go at it alone. Dening a 6 figure new job paycheck at a large consultancy firm to go at it alone!

Not quite business related. But I finished my paramedic license and will be starting on the path to my own business in 2 weeks.

Not really

Not really lol I cant seem to finish anything I start. I just feel like the idea is good, then I get it going and can’t fit all the pieces together and give up. Or it just seems like it’s a bad idea after a month or two.

OMG, first off I love you all. I cannot tell you how much the podcast means to me. I joined Fizzle but haven’t had enough time to do the courses as I should-BUT I am happy to pay for the podcast.

One foot in the front of the next, one step at a time, I actually moved forward. Hard to explain. I also made proposals that were slightly outside my comfort zone. Hired a bit of biz coaching. Joined fizzle! Tried to create a mastermind (still in process).

Our online membership site, along with print on demand books, video courses etc. brought in over $200K this year AND our youtube channel is consistently paying over $3,000 a month in ad revenue with about 95,000 subscribers! 2016 we are shooting for $500K!

Over the past few months, my private music lesson business went from ~5 lessons a week to ~30 lessons a week! With the constraints I set my teaching practice (no mornings, weekends, or evenings, so I have time for my admin, errands, freelance web clients, etc.), I’m starting to approach being fully booked, and I have a waiting list. I don’t want to raise prices ($30/half-hour is fair to my students and “enough” for me) so I’m kind of at a plateau… and that’s fine. I’m happy to just keep teaching my ~30 students and to continue to improve my craft.

Paid off 2 big credit card debts

Participated in the gumroad small product launch and launched a product.

Product launch

Publish asecond book. Tackle one really big project that makes me reach beyond what it thought was possible.

Published a novel and a children’s picture book.

Published my first full-length book to all major online book sellers.

Published my first product- ongoing sales are small but cover my website admin costs. Launched a freelance career and quit my job! All whilst caring fulltime for my baby (born 1st week of Jan) and caring for a toddler (who is sometimes in daycare)

Published mystery first 2 books

Quit my full-time job, went back to school to finish my degree and started my own freelance side hustle.

Quitting my day job, starting a new business, and exploring new ways to make money outside of a 9-5 are all things I did this year! It’s still scary and there is a lot of uncertainty, but it’s been an exciting ride so far.

Quitting the day job was HUGE! I didn’t do this because I was ramen-profitable with any side gig yet, but because I had some savings and needed to leave the day job for my mental health. My freelance business is well under way, and what I’m building in Fizzle is more clear than ever.

Re-joined fizzle with hopes of getting out of a rut in my business

Reached $100,000MRR.

Realized I disliked my current job so much that I started taking action to do something different. Wrote the first 50,000 words of a novel, and started a blog. Really want to make the writing into something profitable… looking for your help!

Rebranded and relaunched. Increased revenue over last year.

Relaunched a 17 year old website and passed 2.5 million Likes on my Facebook page.

Roadmap phase one completed and progressing on stage 2 whilst having an amazing little boy after 5 years of procrastination!!

Set up a home based business from my garage and reduced my ‘normal’ job from 5 to 2 days a week

Settle in and build consistent habits in my online business - less shoot from the hip/fly by the seat of my pants/do everything just in time!

Settled into my new city of Portland, Oregon and connected to the the entrepreneurship programs at both University of Portland and Portland State University.

Shifted my direction and narrowed my focus. I continue to hone into what I want my journey to look like. I created a vision board to provide an anchor for my 2016 goals. I’m running and/or in four masterminds and soaking in as much as possible, Speaking more and training other business owners to grow my business is a goal in 2016.

Signed up for fizzle this year. I’ve always wanted to start my own business. In 2016, this will happen.

Sold my brick & mortar business. Doing internet & creative stuff exclusively now.

Sold my workshop to 3 Area health Education Centers.

Started a new podcast that I’m really enjoying doing and feel it’s my best new thing to building a following around.

started a podcast

“Started a training company with someone

Finally figured out my coaching niche

Gave up several jobs doing outsource work to concentrate on getting my own clients directly”

Started blogging and learning about becoming an actual entrepreneur.

Started Blogging Regularly (Weekly). Started a Weekly Newsletter for Subscribers.

Started on my new business idea.

Started our business! And got more than one client!! I also did both of these having had a baby last year so this was my ‘return to work’

Starting ..

Sure, help one 1000 clients is the big goal. Subgoal of 250 should be more than doable coming year.

Thanks to your videos, I’ve started thinking through the process of refining my business’ focus and operations and am excited for the shape that it’s taking.

This past March we opened a small CrossFit gym here in Pickerington, Ohio. This by far is not my first rodeo, but it is the first one that I have been “ALL IN.” I listen to the Fizzle show late at night when I’m mopping the gym and closing up for the night. It brings some comic relief to a long, but fulfilling day. I’m lucky to have found a team as passionate about our business as the Fizzle Team. For now we are “Ramen-profitable,” but our horizon looks bright. As owners we sacrifice much to further the business and to build a team. A great quote that I think I heard on the show was this, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” We plan to travel far in our ventures and I’ll be sure to take the Fizzle show with me. -Kirk

This year i lived in another country for 5 months and finally convinced my husband that Australia is the place for us!

This year I took to Facebook in a big way.

This year I: - Made a move to a recurring revenue model. - Increased my average monthly revenue by 3x. - Increased my main traffic source (organic search) by 60%. - Showed 350,000 people that they aren’t tone deaf.

This year was a tough year for me, rest of life limited what I could, more than last year

Together with two Fizzlers and fellow coaches, I launched a business and and we are improving depth of human connection and making conversations captivating with our simple 1conversation cards (buy some at http://1conversation.com/cards/ )

Took a course called Digitial Strategy School with Marie Poulin. Learned a lot about my design service, met a lot of new people and now have tools to take my business to the next level

Trying to get clarity this year. Said no to many opportunities I thought I would say yes to…

Update my blogs regularly with great content and drive huge traffic to them to generate high income.

Was “hired and fired” as a fizzle coach and am thoroughly grateful for the experience!

Was interviewed over phone and became a small part of an article in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

We had an outstanding fiscal year in the business, and some hardships. What I’m most excited about now is a new tour I’ve added that’s filled up almost in 4 days, and that I’m on the board of a new non-profit association to help people in Nicaragua, all while doing exactly the things I want to do.

We just launched a Coffee Club subscription to provide Costa Rican coffee and stories about the impact of the coffee to the market.

We launched a new imagination art book employing a Kickstarter campaign which was successfully funded in the first few days. We set our business up to be scalable and sustainable in the future, and made huge strides in developing an education and life program for the abused and abandoned kids we work with outside of Beirut, Lebanon. It’s been a great year. But we also need to cool out a bit :).

We launched Snap Trade Pro and earned customers that love the service. As an odd accomplishment we recognized the need to focus more on sales & marketing.

We made the decision to turn our passion blog into a business

Well I joined Fizzle and paid for the entire year in advance so that I couldn’t fizzle out for financial reasons. I also took a job that wasn’t so much fun for a month that paid a lot so that I can spend a few months working on my own business at the start of the year.

While I do still have the occasional hang-up, I’ve learned how to better get past my fear of not being good enough and that I’m worth as much as I charge. Screw whoever doesn’t agree.

wish I could that is why I just joined Fizzle

Worked remotely from Kyrgyzstan

Wrote 3 Ebooks including my first. Also was published on major industry blogs as guest writer.

Wrote a book inspired by fizzle and the guys you introduced. Not published yet planning to go live in Jan

Yes, my hubby will now plan!

Yes! This year I launched my first business ever. I went from an idea to more than $25 000 in net income from a business I created on the side. I did this while being a full time student and a new dad with a part-time writing contract.


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